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Giles sentenced to life for statutory rape, sodomy

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 9:02 am

Allen Giles

Allen Giles, of Springfield, Mo., was sentenced on Thursday, February 16 on one count of Statutory Rape and one count of Statutory Sodomy. He received a life sentence on each count to be served consecutively. They will also be served concurrently with two other consecutive life sentences Giles has from Greene County. Giles was convicted after a trial by Audrain County Circuit Judge Keith Sutherland in Audrain County on November 3, 2011.
Giles was found guilty of having sexual intercourse and committing sex acts with a young girl who was under 14 years old at the time of the crime when Giles and the young woman lived in Audrain County, this according to a press release from Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger’s office. The evidence presented at trial in 2007 included information that Giles had sexual intercourse with the girl and committed multiple acts of sodomy against her as well while they were staying in Audrain County. Giles and the victim previously lived in Springfield, Mo. but spent most of one summer in Audrain County.
“Allen Giles expressed no remorse and no mercy in what he did to this young woman in 2007,” Shellabarger said. “This young woman held a terrible secret and eventually gained the courage to tell family friends about the hell that this man had put her through. This is a sentence that is justice, and ensures this man will never hurt another child. Child sexual abuse is a cowardly crime. It’s a secret crime that can be unfathomable to law-abiding citizens. That’s why it is so important to investigate these cases professionally and to prosecute them aggressively. Predators who feed upon the vulnerability of the very ones they should be protecting are deserving of the full attention of law enforcement and the full and maximum punishment under the law.”
Shellabarger added that Giles was held accountable for the crimes through the persistence and attention to detail from the Mexico Public Safety Department, Springfield Police Department, the Child Advocacy Center of Springfield, and Children’s Division protective workers.
“…It is through their tireless dedication to quality work and their depth of experience, knowledge and resources that allowed this case to be fully investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and allowing justice to prevail for this victim and society as a whole,” Shellabarger said.